Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award

The Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc, ONS, QC., Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia has announced the Lieutenant Governor’s Respectful Citizenship Award will be awarded again in 2021.

This award recognizes those who have developed a project or activity that demonstrates leadership and commitment to creating safe and inclusive spaces in schools and communities in Nova Scotia.

Twenty-two awards can be given annually:

  • two within each Regional Centre for Education (RCE) and Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP),
  • two in the Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey (MK) board, and
  • two to African Nova Scotian students from across the province.

We recognize our province has a diverse student population, and we strive to be reflective of this.

  • One will be an individual student award, and the other will be a team award for two or more people (team may include adults). 
  • An additional two awards can be given if a student is homeschooled or enrolled in private school is a successful applicant.

To be nominated, youth must be a registered student in Nova Scotia and enrolled in a grade from Primary to 12.


Nominations will close on April 28th, 2021, and the Lieutenant Governor will present the awards virtually on June 3rd, 2021.